News & Events
Our Annual Opal Event & Sale was a Great Time!
Special Guests, Special Events and Sales
The month of May has always Opal Month here at Studio Jewelers. May 2018 was no exception, with internationally renown jewelry designer Paula Crevoshay showing latest treasures on their way to her upcoming museum exhibition in Los Angeles. Award-winning opal cutter Robyn Dufty once again joined us, presenting her fabulous inventory of opals for sale. We also be celebrated the launch of Whitney Robinson Designs with a showing of many new creations from the fabulous local designer. If you happened to miss it, don't worry, we always have one of the largest collections of spectacular opals and opal jewelry around!
Studio Holiday Open House a Festive Occasion
This year's Holiday Open House was a festive, day-long affair! On Saturday, December 9th, we stayed open until 8:00 pm, celebrating community, the season, and the bountiful creativity of the Studio Jewelers artists.
We've gotten lots of new pieces in time for the holidays, so there are many new things to see! Our artist roster expanded once again this year, and new work abounds. Designers Whitney Robinson and Tom Dailing were all here to greet guests and share stories of their latest creations and enthusiasms. As has become the tradition, we paid the sales tax on anything bought that day as a way of saying thank-you for your loyalty and support.
We hope everyone enjoyed the chance to recharge their batteries while taking delight in beautiful things. Our menu once again this year included mulled wine and cider, cheese and fruit platters, and Hanna's authentic Scottish Sticky Toffee Pudding.
Heather B. Moore at The Madison Club - December 7th
Jeweler Heather B. Moore will be at the Madison Club on Thursday, December 7, from 4 to 8 pm. Please stop by the library, share a glass of wine, and have a look at her wonderful jewelry! Heather's charms and pendants are heirlooms in the making and make perfect gifts! Madison Club members who purchase Heather's jewelry will help support the Club's renovation projects.
Heather's jewelry features various combinations of sterling silver, yellow, rose, white and green gold - as well as gemstones - and her collection includes personalized charms, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and accessories. Her freehand technique means each letter, number, and symbol is individually hand stamped.
Heather B. Moore's work can be seen in person at Studio Jewelers at 1306 Regent St. in Madison, where her line is represented. Staff from Studio Jewelers will be on hand with Heather to assist you in creating your unique, personalized jewelry.
No registration is necessary for this event, as it will be an open-house style format. Guests are welcome!
The Madison Club - 5 East Wilson Street - Madison, WI 53703 - 608.255.4861
Alex Sepkus Trunk Show - October 27th & 28th, 2017
Alex Sepkus is one of the most recognized and respected names in American jewelry deign. His jewelry designs are miniature works of art that can only be fully appreciated when examined in person. Minute, organic details abound, down to the micro-textured hammer marks that make each piece glow. Each ring is a rich, complex design with an organic element that blends the angles, curves, and features together in a smooth communion that hints at the playful, mischievous side of the designer.
While we maintain one of the largest selections of Alex's work in the Midwest, this trunk show will feature the most current styles, one-of-a-kinds, and major collector pieces no longer in the catalogue. Our friend, Jeff, Alex Sepkus's business partner, and our staff will be on hand to personally assist you in choosing the best design and fit, and help you choose in your choice of gemstone and other details.
What is a Trunk Show?
At a trunk show, you'll have a chance to browse all the looks of your favorite designer—sometimes even before they're available in stores. What's more, at many trunk shows you'll work one-on-one with an expert, either the designer's representative or the designer themselves. They'll personally assess your tastes and style and recommend the best pieces from their collection.
Trunk shows are how European aristocrats used to shop—privately. A couturier would present the season's latest creations to the women of power, who would be advised on the most stylish and fashionable items. Think of a trunk show as your own royal shopping experience.
Alexandra Hart - October 12th Meet & Greet
Anticlastic forging artist Alexandra Hart, who works with African crafters through Mustard Seed Africa’s Rural to Ramp project, will be at Studio Jewelers on Thursday, October 12th. Come to the champagne meet-and-greet in her honor from 1 to 4 pm!
Alexandra is known for her sophisticated and artful couture jewelry and metal sculpture. She has both Bachelors and Masters degrees in art and metalsmithing, with fashion experience designing for Lagerfeld and Givenchy jewelry, and fine jewelry design and manufacturing with Barbara Heinrich Studio. She has achieved the synergy among artistic inspiration, high design and skillful craftsmanship that many artists spend their entire careers chasing.
Launching her business in 1995, Alexandra Hart has established herself as a creative jewelry artist with leading craft and art galleries across the US. Alexandra serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations: Ethical Metalsmiths and Compassion for African Villages.
We've added Heather B. Moore to our artist roster!
Heather began designing jewelry in 1994, and has a background in glassblowing and metalworking. She combines her passion for storytelling with her passion for the arts to create unique personalized jewelry that documents your story and what shaped it along the way. Find more of her collection, available at Studio Jewelers, at www.heatherbmoore.com.
Welcome Ilse, our new shop cat!
Ilse, (pronounced "Ill-suh"), enjoys helping out around the shop, especially in the workshop. Here she is checking on work in the Laser Welder and assisting with stringing and tool crafting. Hanna adopted her from Dane County Friends of Ferals in January, 2017. Ilse enjoys meeting new friends, and we welcome you to stop in to meet her soon!